PVMA Launches Its Annual Poster and Photography Contests in Support of National Pet Week

Nov 29, 2011, 15:06 ET from Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) has launched its annual poster and digital photography contests in support of Na­tional Pet Week. National Pet Week was started in 1981 to promote responsible pet ownership, highlight the human-animal bond, and raise awareness about the importance of veterinary medicine. PVMA uses its poster and digital photography contests to highlight the importance of veterinary medicine to the state's students.

Participation is easy. Children wishing to participate in the poster contest should draw a poster based on the theme "Imagine the Pawsibilities: People, Pets and Veterinarians." Children participating in the digital photography contest should capture a photo based on the theme "A Photo Shot of Love." Any Pennsylvania resident in kindergarten through 12th grade is eligible and entries may be sent directly to the PVMA office. The digital photography contest will also include an online gallery of entries at www.pavma.org.

Entries will be accepted until May 31, 2012. Judging will take place in June where one winner from each grade level will be selected in both contests. Winners will receive an engraved plaque as well as a $50 cash prize. They will be invited to receive their awards in person in Hershey in August 2012. Full details, rules, and submission guidelines are available online at www.pavma.org/images/12_Poster_Contest.pdf  or by contacting lraver@pavma.org.

Please encourage children, teachers and schools to promote and participate in these fun contests to promote the importance of veterinary medicine.

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) is the only statewide professional organization of over 2,200 veterinarians from across the Commonwealth. The association, which was established in 1883, strives to advance animal welfare and human health while ensuring the vitality of the veterinary profession. PVMA's website is available at www.pavma.org.

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